Establishment Springwell School

URN: 111785

Community special school

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Wiltshire Way, Hartlepool, TS26 0TB
Local authority
Hartlepool (805)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Zoe Westley
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 111785, DfE number: 805/7027
UKPRN: 10076994
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 13 March 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
14 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health, MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment, PD - Physical Disability, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Paul Thompson Appointed by GB/board 10 September 2019 9 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Zoe Westley Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2015 31 August 2035
Marie McKay Appointed by GB/board 12 January 2021 11 January 2025
Valerie Yuill Appointed by GB/board 4 June 2020 3 June 2024
Kathy Douglas Appointed by GB/board 18 December 2019 17 December 2023
Gaynor Smith Appointed by GB/board 14 November 2019 13 November 2023
Paula Whitelock Appointed by GB/board 9 April 2019 8 April 2023
Victoria Cambridge Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 21 January 2019 20 January 2023
Heather Jennett Appointed by GB/board 13 September 2018 12 September 2022
Paul Garstang Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 23 May 2018 22 May 2022
Nicola Hodgson Elected by school staff 5 June 2017 4 June 2021
James Murdoch Appointed by GB/board 24 May 2017 23 May 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Hartlepool 003
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Hartlepool 003H

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Free school meals

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